John’s Grill (www.johnsgrill.com), a steak and seafood joint and a great page from the book of history. It has the distinction of being the first restaurant to rise up from the ashes of the 1906 earthquake. And as if that weren’t enough, it’s also an established literary landmark made world-famous by Dashiell Hammett’s 1927 mystery novel, “Maltese Falcon,” and the movie of the same name staring Humphrey Bogart. The place is exactly what you’d expect: “Sam Spade Lamb Chops” and giant shrimp cocktails, plus dark oak panels, and walls strewn with photos spanning decades of San Francisco politicos, cops, gamblers, actors, writers, bishops, broadcasters, gigolos, and gangsters.
Row 1 - Sonoma Valley
Row 2 - San Jose - Winchester House, Rosicrucian Museum, SF - Cliff's Rock
Row 3 - SF
Row 4 - Oakland, Where Grandpa pastored and park across the street where Todd used to play as a kid in the summers.